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World Leader's Face Seen in Weird Bird Swarm Video

YouTube video is a hit in Russia
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 17, 2015 4:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – Is Russia's leader glowering over America? A YouTube video purporting to show Vladimir Putin's face forming in a flock of birds above New York City has gotten a lot of online attention—especially in Russia, UPI reports. Posted under the name Sheryl Gilbert, it was aired last week by Russia's state-owned and "strictly patriotic" Zvezda news station, notes the Washington Post. Russian users quickly weighed in, posting comments like "It's a warning to the US that they shouldn't start a war with Russia" and, from a Ukrainian, "Putin bribed American birds."

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Many say the 11-second video is fake, Australia's News Network reports, but no one has described the alleged fakery in detail. Gregory West, whose Twitter account describes him as a "Patriot," "Conservative," "Political Blogger" and "Proud Husband of ," tweeted, "Saw it several days ago during a trip and that's amazing! Can you see the face? Who is it?" (Read more Vladimir Putin stories.)

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